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How Does GPS Network Time Synchronization Work?

Whether you're trying to get people to show up for a meeting or managing a scalable cloud-based business application, synchronicity is vital. Countless stakeholders and machines play essential roles in your processes. Keeping them all on the same timetable lets your organization move forward as a cohesive unit.

As far as networked hardware is concerned, you can't afford timing disparities. Here's how network time synchronization works and how to make your practices more effective.

Network Synchronization: Internet NTP Servers vs. GPS NTP Servers


Measuring time is about more than merely knowing when events occur. It's a vital prerequisite for synchronizing your operations, securing your data and serving your clientele. It pays to be precise, accurate and on-time, and your ability to do so depends on how good your time server is.

Unfortunately, you're unsure which kind of time server is best. You've narrowed it down to two choices: internet-based NTP and GPS-referenced Stratum 1 NTP. The distinctions aren't so clear, but these facts might make it easier to pick wisely.

Digital Clocks Keep Manufacturing Facilities in Sync

Synchronized time keeps your organization on-time, on-track and on-budget while helping to ensure compliance with ever-increasing traceability regulations. Even if your clocks are fairly accurate and only lose or gain a minute or two, those minutes can turn into hundreds of thousands of minutes of lost productivity when they affect each employee. A synchronized clock system ensures that your company can meet its time commitments, avoid unnecessary waste, meet transportation deadlines and streamline production. 

GPS Threat Mitigation - Why Network Time Users Should Care

Whether you use GPS to maintain accurate UTC for your facility's IP-enabled security system or you simply employ it to keep your distributed scientific control and testing systems synced up, you can't afford to succumb to an unexpected threat. From hackers and unwitting smart device users to regional atmospheric conditions and once-in-a-lifetime solar weather patterns, the world can be a risky place for those who depend on network GPS timing.

Introducing the New LUX26 Multi-Color Clock

Masterclock’s new 6-digit multi-color digital clock, the LUX26, includes an array of state-of-the-art features that outperform other digital clocks on the market. The 2.3-in (5.8 cm) kaleidoscopic LED display can be configured to any unlimited number of custom colors. It can also sync to a Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), or time code* (*optional) source for accurate time, as well as be configured to any time zone offset or Daylight Saving Time parameters. Never miss out on a DST change again!
 

Network Timekeeping: NTP vs. SNTP

In the world of modern computing, accurate timing is everything. As networks grow increasingly complicated, they demand reliable standards that ensure everything is running on the same unified schedule.NTP, or Network Time Protocol, is a standard method for synchronizing different computer clocks. Here's how it compares to SNTP, or Simple Network Time Protocol.